The eccentric millionaire Amos P. Stitch (Harry Myers) with a fondness for the drink hires the famous African explorer Jim Franklin (Walter Byron) to organize an expedition to the jungles of the Dark Continent. This strange expedition in search of animals to stock the millionaire's private zoo includes the German big game hunter Alec Bernouth (Adolph Milar) and a London cabbie (Ted Adams) with his cab to transport the millionaire in the jungle. Once the expedition arrives and they begin their hunt, they find their efforts to capture any animals are being thwarted by a mysterious white jungle girl (Rochelle Hudson).
Many thanks for posting this obscure item. Currently researching jungle girl films for an article and this was a big help. This came out months after the huge hit "Tarzan The Ape Man", which began the jungle-film craze. The rather nasty scenes with the Euro-trash near-rapist creep were strictly pre-Code. By 1934 the Hayes office would have anything racy or suggestive cut out, making this all the more interesting in terms of history. And, a pretty entertaining film overall with lots of snappy dialog and a very alluring jungle goddess.
August 10, 2011 Subject:
Bungle in the jungle!
On a whim, a slightly mad and continuously tanked millionaire finances an African expedition to collect animals for his backyard zoo, but they bag jungle girl Rochelle Hudson instead. (Just wait until you see what they use for bait!) The direction is stogy, the acting primitive and so is the dialog, but that doesn't stop this absurd adventure from being a hoot and a half. Tongue-in-cheek all the way, "The Savage Girl" is sixty minutes of intentional and unintentional laughs - and yes, there is a guy in a gorilla suit! So bad it's good? You Bet!! This 62 minute print is soft but relatively glitch free. It probably is all that remains of the 66 minute original.
CAST NOTE: Between 1930 and 1967, Rochelle Hudson appeared in 70 films and 9 TV productions, plus she dubbed Honey's voice for 32 Bosko cartoons. She most often starred in B-features, but she also had major supporting roles in films like "Poppy," "Imitation of Life"(1934), "Les Miserables"(1935) and "Curley Top." She played Judy's mother in "Rebel Without a Cause." Rochelle can be seen here at IA in "Judge Priest," "Rubber Racketeers," "Devil's Cargo" and "Bush Pilot" There could be more